Designlife award Gala

Designlife Award Gala

The 2018 NC State Foundation Designlife Award Gala Honored Recipient Frank Harmon, FAIA

Frank Harmon is a teacher, architect and citizen. Frank possesses the sophistication of London and New York with the elegance and charm of a true Southern gentleman. His national and regional award-winning designs reflect this same combination, as his architecture incorporates stunning modern design informed by sustainable and vernacular values. In the academic studio, in his professional life, and in his community, Frank has dedicated himself to promoting the importance of thoughtful design, of knitting buildings into their Native Places and inspiring those around him to see the beauty and impact architecture can have in our daily lives. Please join us to celebrate Frank Harmon’s outstanding legacy of design influence.

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View the list of 2018 Gala Sponsors | Download the 2018 Gala Invitation

Visit the College of Design’s flickr account for images from this year’s Designlife Award Gala, which took place on April 21, 2018!

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Previous Designlife Award Recipients

2017 – Marvin Malecha
2016 – Charman Driver + Frank Thompson
2015 – Steve Schuster
2014 – Mitchell Silver
2013 – Clancy & Theys
2012 – Philip Freelon
2011 – William Ivey Long

2010 – Greg Hatem
2009 – Tom Darden
2008 – Jim Goodmon
2007 – Ann Goodnight
2006 – Lawrence Wheeler
2005 – Gail Lindsey*
2004 – Richard Curtis

2003 - Myrick Howard
2002 - Thomas Sayre
2001 - Betty Ray McCain
2000 - Mary Ann* and Samuel Scherr*
1999 - Harvey Gantt
1998 - George Matsumoto and Duncan Stuart*

* denotes deceased

Designlife Gala sponsorships will go to support the Designlife Fund within the NC State University Foundation.